The government wants to assess the effects of confinement in the areas most affected by the coronavirus before making a decision on its duration, promised Thursday " in the next few days " by spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye.
“ We would like to have complete information, in particular with a little perspective on the results of confinement in the Oise, which was one of the first departments affected, with also feedback on what is happening in the Grand Is, "said Ms. Ndiaye on LCI.
" So beyond the recommendations of the Scientific Council, which we will obviously be inspired by (...), we will compile the data, look at things, and announce our decision in the next few days ", added Sibeth Ndiaye without giving date.
The Scientific Council recommended extending the containment to six weeks from its installation on March 17, which would extend it until April 28.
On March 16, Head of State Emmanuel Macron announced in a television address a severe restriction on population movement for at least 15 days throughout the country from March 17 at noon, justified by the " war " started against the coronavirus pandemic.
France must expect " difficult days ", said Wednesday evening Jérôme Salomon, the No. 2 of the Ministry of Health, announcing a total of nearly 3,000 patients in intensive care (2,827, or 311 more in 24 hours) and the deaths of 1,331 patients in hospital since the start of the epidemic, a death toll multiplied by five in a week.